Ireland Trip Feature – Climbing the Tallest Mountain in Ireland!
For those of you who want to mix in a bit of exercise with your trip to Ireland we are offering a hike up Carrantuohill, Irelands tallest mountain. Chuck Berry will be guiding, Chuck has climbed Denali, Aconcagua and hiked into Everest base camp. He spent over 10 years in the States before returning to Ireland to open his own Physio business in Adamstown, Co. Wexford. Chuck’s real name is Paul but he was fondly renamed during his years in the States.
Carrantuohill is a serious climb/hike. It is a full day’s work and not for the faint of heart. The Devils ladder on the accent is extremely grueling and on the decent is bordering on dangerous. The temperature can vary as much as 15 degrees Celsius or 60 degrees Fahrenheit from the bottom to the top. We climbed this in the summer of 2011 and it was 2 degrees on the top.
Rain gear is essential as rain is almost guaranteed at some stage of the day, sun is also usually guaranteed at some stage of the day. Pack layers as it does get cold quickly and hiking boots are strongly recommended. We will pack lunch, snacks and organize water. We will need some volunteers to do some carrying.
Now that we have hopefully suitably scared you. It is a beautiful hike, there is a wonderful sense of accomplishment at getting to the top and back to the bottom and how often in this life do you ever get to say that you are truly on top of the world. Looking forward taking your picture on the top of Ireland.